Pricing details for the sportier looking and tuned 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD have been announced with confirmation that the big sedan will start at $42,300 excluding a destination charge of $955.
Cars Direct claims to have uncovered pricing information for the beefed-up Avalon through official order guides. A $43,255 total price makes the Avalon TRD $200 less expensive than the Avalon Touring and $200 more expensive than the Avalon Limited.
Unveiled alongside the Camry TRD last year, the Toyota Avalon TRD features eye-catching bodywork that includes a gargantuan black front grille, distinctive side skirts, tinted taillights, a rear diffuser, twin tailpipes, and a trunklid lip spoiler. The car also sits on a set of custom 19-inch matte black wheels which each weigh 4.5 lbs (2 kg) less than the wheel of an Avalon XSE.
Toyota also worked on a number of mechanical modifications for the punchy front-wheel drive sedan. For example, there are larger 12.9-inch front brake discs with twin-piston calipers as well as a new suspension package with bespoke shock absorbers and lowered springs. Powering the Avalon TRD, and the Camry TRD, is a 3.5-liter V6 engine pumping out 301 hp. This engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission complete with a sport mode and paddle shifters.
Interior alterations made to the cabin of the Avalon TRD aren’t as significant as those found across the exterior but do include Sport SofTex front seats with red accents and embroidered headrests. Also found within are TRD-branded floor mats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with red contrast stitching, and red seatbelts.